How To Balance Hormones Naturally: in Women and Men

How To Balance Hormones Naturally: in Women and Men 

Balance Hormones Naturally
Balance Hormones Naturally

How to balance hormones in women and men Hormones are chemical messengers made by different glands in the human body.
These are very sensitive and can become imbalanced in both men and women when we eat the wrong foods, have too much stress, or absorb too many toxins from the environment.

 In today's article, we will share with you 12  ways to balance your hormones naturally for both women and men. Hormone Balance These methods will reduce
thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, low testosterone, estrogen dominance, and all other hormonal issues, by healing the glands which control them.

1. Refined Foods

Refined Foods
Refined Foods

The number one cause of hormone imbalances is eating too many refined grains and sugary foods. Foods like cereal, pasta, bread, soda, fruit, juices, biscuits, and sweets trigger high blood sugars.

Over time this causes stress to the pancreas which leads to insulin resistance and many other hormonal problems. Cut out these foods and start consuming healthy sources of fat to reduce cravings. We recommend avocados, extra virgin olive oil, and raw coconut

2. Reduce Body Fat

Reduce Body Fat
Reduce Body Fat

If you are overweight you are far more likely to suffer from hormone imbalances. Fat cells raise estrogen levels too high in both men
and women. 
Women may experience problems with their menstrual
cycle such as excessive cramping and pain and men may grow female breast tissue and have low testosterone levels. 

We recommend following a healthy low carb a diet such as a keto and intermittent fasting to shed those extra pounds. Having less stored fat helps the body to balance its hormones naturally, especially insulin,
cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone.

3. Cruciferous Vegetables

We tend to absorb many dangerous chemicals from the environment, such as heavy metals, pesticides, and pollutants. These are called endocrine disruptors which cause our hormones to become out of balance. 

Eating cruciferous vegetables on a regular basis helps the liver to detoxify these harmful chemicals, break them down and expel them from the body.

 The liver can then do its job and help to filter out excess hormones and bring everything back into balance.
Some of the best cruciferous vegetables to consume are kale, collard greens, swiss chard, beet tops, bok choy, brussels sprouts and
purple cabbage.

4. DIM

DIM is one of the best natural supplements in the world for balancing out sex hormones. This is a concentrated chemical that the body makes after eating cruciferous vegetables also known as Diindolylmethane 200mg of DIM in a tablet or capsule each day helps the liver to balance out hormone levels, especially estrogen. 

By balancing your hormones, women are less likely to suffer from cysts on the ovaries and breasts and men have a lower risk of prostate enlargement, male patterned baldness, and
gynecomastia (man boobs).

5. Reduce Stress

Reduce Stress
Reduce Stress

Many people live in a state of chronic stress and anxiety, which causes high cortisol levels, also known as the stress hormone.
High cortisol causes a weakness in the upper leg muscles and also leads to belly fat, brain fog, anxiety, high blood pressure, and
poor sleep patterns. 

It also weakens your immune system and makes
you more likely to get infected by viruses and harmful bacteria.
To reduce stress and lower cortisol levels we recommend turning off your devices and taking long walks In nature. Getting lots of space and breathing in fresh air calms the adrenal glands and relaxes the nervous system.

6. Sleep

Sleep is extremely important when it comes to balancing both hormones and brain chemistry. Getting at least 7-8 hours of deep sleep each night helps to restore the pituitary gland. 

This is "the master gland" which controls all other glands and is very important for hormone balance. Sleep also helps to reduce stress so that
you can feel more relaxed throughout the day and have better brain function and mental focus.

7. Adaptogens

There are many adaptogenic herbs that you can take to help your body adapt to stress. Some of the best adaptogens in the world are
Siberian ginseng, Panax ginseng, ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and cordyceps mushrooms.

 these herbs help to restore healthy adrenal
and thyroid glands in the body. Supporting these glands allow the body to maintain a steady-state of equilibrium by helping to balance blood pressure, fluids, pulse, blood sugars, etc..

8. Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent Fasting

The cells in the human body have hormone receptors that act as communication devices. Many people have insulin resistance, cortisol, resistance, leptin resistance, and other forms, of resistance in these receptors.,

 This resistance blocks proper communication
with the glands, which causes them to overproduced, hormones, leading to hormone imbalances in, the body. One of the best ways to reduce resistance and improve hormone communication is by performing intermittent fasting.

 This is a simple diet trick, where you eat all of your calories in a 5-hour window during the day and drink only water or herbal teas when fasting. Fasting like this triggers a process called autophagy, where old dead cells and proteins
are cleaned out and recycled in the body. This allows for better communication between hormones and receptors which causes the glands to settle and produce the right amount of hormones.

9. Remove Soy

Remove Soy
Remove Soy

One of the worst hormone disruptors in the world is soy products. This is hidden in many different foods such as vegetable oils, protein bars, diet shakes, ready meals, vegetarian meat substitutes, and even some baby milk formulas. 

Soy is a xenoestrogen that causes some major hormone imbalances, especially in the thyroid, ovaries, and prostate. Consuming too much soy can cause female characteristics in men, lower testosterone levels prostate enlargement, and many more. 

In women, soy is one of the main causes of disorders, increased breast and ovarian cancer risk, and mineral deficiencies. Always check the labels and avoid any foods which contain "soy protein isolates." This is a low-quality cheap protein used by many different food manufacturers around the world. The Japanese have understood the damaging effects of soy for centuries, so they ferment it into much healthier versions like tofu,
miso, natto, and tempeh.

10. Trace Minerals

Trace Minerals
 Trace Minerals

Many of the soils in the Western world depleted of important trace minerals like iodine, selenium, and manganese due to over-farming.
The human body needs lots of different trace minerals to produce hormones and enzymes for thousands of different bodily functions.

Those who live in fertile countries such as Africa tend to have stronger bone structure, perfect teeth, more muscular strength and
longevity due to the trace minerals they consume in their diet.
To get more trace minerals we recommend eating sea vegetables such as sea kelp, Irish sea moss, or bladderwrack. Shellfish like mussels, clams, oysters, and crab meat is also loaded with important minerals like zinc which are easy to absorb.

11. Healthy Fats

Stop consuming refined vegetable oils and start using healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, and grass-fed butter. The body needs fats to make important hormones and nerve tissue, and also to help detoxify harmful chemicals out of the liver. 
Try to add a mixture of the following foods into your diet: avocados, almonds, chia seeds, walnuts, organic kefir, yogurt, ghee, wild-caught salmon, walnuts, sardines, mackerel, and other oily fish.

These foods provide a mixture of healthy omega 9 fats, healthy omega 3 fats, and short-chain fatty acids for restoring a healthy hormone balance. We also recommend Arctic Krill Oil as a daily
supplement. These come in small pearl capsules and are one of the best omega 3 sources in the world. 

On a final note, be sure to avoid commercial meat and dairy products which are pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones. Opt for pasture-raised meats and grass-fed dairy products to protect your long term hormonal health.

As you can see by changing your diet and eating foods rich in nutrients, you can help your body to restore its natural hormone balance. Remember to avoid refined foods as much as possible, as these can draw nutrients out of your body and lead to hormonal problems DIM is one of the best supplements that helps your liver to get rid of excess hormones and cleanse out toxins, along with eating cruciferous vegetables. 

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